The Trickster serves as a catch all rod with an emphasis on mid-weight finesse presentations. It’s adept at drop shots, light shakey heads and even small topwaters or cranks. The design of the rod blank is focused more on a power with a finesse tip for the right type of bait presentation.
Category: 7'-7'3", Dropshot, Finesse, Light+, NED Rig, Non-sale, Popular Rods, Shad Rap Crankbaits, Shakey Head, Spinning Rod, Spybait, Tubes, ZOLO Series
Another great rod from ALX! Just the right amount of finesse and backbone. High quality all around. There is a reason I am switching all of my rods over to ALX!
Is the trickster great for drop shot? Yes. Ned rig? Yup. Shakey head? Check. But it's also an amazing jerkbait rod (if you like spinning rods for them, like me)! Paired with a quality size 2500 reel, it can cast a 110 half a mile. I've caught many big smallmouth on it (over 5 lbs.) and even a few good sized northern pike (up to 12 lbs or so) with no problem at all from the rod. Keeps the fish pinned, I've had virtually no lost fish. Take my advise and give it a try. Also recommend the Maestro for dropshot, neds, blades, etc. I have about a dozen ALX Zolos, they are all amazing.
Guys, purchased 3 ALX Zolo Trickster rods -these are the real deal-from ned rigs, senkos ,dropshot even flukes -this rod excels at any of these techniques - I was a long time Dobyns guy and swapped the champion extreme spinning rods out for these Tricksters and couldn’t be any happier. The build quality is incredible and the feel in your hand feels like you are holding a much more expensive rod. Sensitivity is awesome -don’t listen to anyone say ALX rods are not sensitive -they are very sensitive. Alex the owner is a great resource of info as I spoke to him on any questions I had. Several of my buddies have become interested in the Zolos and a friend of mine Kevin just ordered a Trickster or two as well. For the money ALX rods are the best bang for your buck :)
The Trickster is the best shaky head rod I have ever used. Incredibly light and sensitive, with plenty of backbone for a strong hook set.
Also a great rod for light jigs in inshore applications. My go to for sea trout.
I really enjoy going on the boat with my husband Phil. I didn't grow up in a fishing family, so I would normally just read a book and sunbathe while my husband fished. Phil would always encourage me to fish, but to be honest, I always felt like my bait just felt "dead" and I was never too sure what my lure was doing down in the water. That all changed last Fall when Phil got me an ALX Zolo Trickster. I have now caught numerous fish on shakeyhead and whacky rigs with my Trickster and I can feel everything my bait is doing down there, especially when a fish bites!
The ALX Rods ZOLO Series Bass Fishing Rods are designed for the tournament angler and offer the widest variety of models to address specific techniques. The innovative design improves vibration transmission and overall smoothness which results in responsive, durable performance. All of this adds up to a rod that is light in hand, gives you an edge on feeling bites, and loads right to increase your landing percentage.
- NG carbon Hydra blanks featuring 125 gsm scrimless carbon fiber
- Precision-rolled with over 100ft/lbs of intense pressure
Fitted with 100% braid-safe Z Series Kigan guides
- MidMicro Guide Train System reduces weight, increases line control and passes leader knots and thick lines
- Trimmed reel seats to eliminate contact with threading and weight reduction
- Backed by a 3 year warranty and our SureSet Replacement Program
- Handcrafted at the ALX Rods factory in Aiken, South CarolinaSee All ZOLO Series Rods
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